50/52: Whoa! I actually made something I pinned!

Seriously. Shut. The. Front. Door. I made something that I pinned. haha. If you are a Pinterest frequenter, like I am then you certainly get the humor in my title. To just beat the humor further into the ground, I will explain! Pinterest is phenomenal. Phenomenal. Have you ever been surfing the ‘net and thought “Man! That is the coolest idea. I really want to remember that for later.” And then you bookmark the page and never go back to it? Well Pinterest eliminates that. It’s a virtual bulletin board! So cool. But there are sooo many cool ideas that you more often than not find yourself pinning zillions of things, most that you will never re-visit.

Well, I have finally beat this! I have made something that is a compilation of two pins I saw marked on my profile. Psst… by the way – go follow me on Pinterest! {See that cool ‘Pinterest’ button on the right of my blog? Click it. I dare ya!}

I am hosting a Christmas brunch for both sides of our family on Christmas morning, so I have been looking for festive, fun and inexpensive decorations. I saw this vase and fell in love. I can’t explain why. It’s absolutely, 100% cheesy. But, I love it. I love anything having to do with Santa. Now, I must say one of the two vases is way, way, way cuter than mine. But hey, you gotta work with what ya got!

Here are the two ideas I had found:

Via: Sew Many Ways

Via: Hostess with the Mostess

And… here is my little creation…

Via: Moi!

Totally cheesy, right?! Hah. I love it. It will be so cute with all of our food surrounding it. Cheap, cute center piece. Here is how I made it… You will need:

Santa Vase

1 round vase, any size
red construction/colored paper
black construction/colored paper or black ribbon
gray construction/colored paper
florists foam
evergreen sprigs – fake or real
fake red berries

1. Cover vase with red paper, secure with loops of tape
2. Cut black paper for belt, or use ribbon. Wrap around the middle of the vase. Secure along the back by the seam of the red paper with more tape.
3. Cut out a belt buckle shape from your gray paper. Secure on either end with more tape. Don’t secure too tightly, you want it to appear loose like a buckle.
4. Cut florists foam to easily fit in the bottom of your vase.
5. Add evergreen sprigs and red berries. Tweak until you like the look!

Simple, right? I probably did not need to write that up – but you never know.

Leave me a comment – tell me what you are doing with your family for Christmas. Are you creating or decorating for anything? What are your favorite types of decorations?
me: I love, love Santas. I always have but I think it has become an obsession since my last name became Santie. 😉